The Political Committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) convened its regular meeting on Wednesday to address several important matters. The committee emphasized the imperative of holding war criminals accountable in Syria, considering it a crucial aspect of implementing UN resolutions, particularly the 2012 Geneva Communique, as well as Resolutions 2118 and 2254.
During the meeting, the committee discussed the Western sanctions imposed on the Assad regime and highlighted the issue of detainees and forcibly disappeared individuals. It stressed the necessity of ongoing international efforts to achieve tangible progress on these fronts.
Abdul Majeed Barakat, Secretary of the Political Committee and Coordinator of the Caesar’s Act Follow-up Team, provided an update on the newly imposed sanctions by the US Treasury on the Assad regime. These sanctions targeted the companies Al-Fadil and Al-Adham, based on proposals and lists put forth by the Team.
Barakat underscored the Team’s dedicated work to expose the regime’s strategies for evading Western sanctions. He emphasized the significance of cooperation between the SOC’s Team and the Caesar’s Act team within the US administration. Such collaboration aims to ensure the effectiveness of these sanctions and their impact on the Assad regime, compelling it to comply with UN resolutions, facilitate a political transition in the country, and address the demands of the Syrian people.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)